Jean-Louis obtained his MA in Philosophy of Science from Indiana University (2000) and his MSc in Ancient Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh (2001). Since then, he has been a PhD student in philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. He has just submitted his thesis, which aims to contrast distinct concepts of mathematical continuity and to examine their contradictory roles in physics and foundational mathematics.
Sandy is a doctoral student in philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford. His thesis is concerned with logical and metaphysical issues in modal semantics. Before coming to Oxford he studied in Moscow and Jerusalem.
Juha studied theoretical physics (MSc) before coming to the University of Leeds, to study mathematics. After a couple of years he migrated to philosophy, to do PhD research in philosophy of physics and scientific epistemology. Juha is currently on his 4th-year, writing-up a thesis on realism. In addition to various issues relevant to the scientific realism debate, he has worked on philosophy of spacetime (esp. quantum gravity) and structuralism in philosophy of science.
Alex received his BA in Philosophy from King's College Cambridge in 2001,and his MPhil in Philosophy from UCL in 2003. He is currently doctoral student in the History and Philosophy of Science Department at Cambridge. He works on various topics in metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of science and language. In particular he is interested in radical indeterminacy arguments about reference and how they relate to structural realism. He is also working on a novel approach to a counterfactual theory of causation.
Ulrich is a second year PhD student in Philosophy at King's College London. His thesis is on the nature and theoretical status of representational and informational notions in biology, such as genetic information, animal signals, and neural signals.
He argues for a 'realist' conception of genetic information; one on which it is not just an idle metaphor, but an explanatorily relevant component of biological systems. Previously, he did an MA in Philosophy at KCL, a PhD ('Dr. rer. nat.') in Zoology at the University of Würzburg and a MSc ('Diplom') in Biology at the University of Bremen.
Steffen studied philosophy and advanced studies of logic, history and philosophy of science at Ghent University. He is currectly research assistant of the Funds for Scientific Research (Flanders) (supervised by Prof. dr. Erik Weber). He is associated with the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science in Ghent (Belgium) and is currently working on a PhD dissertation on the notions of causality and scientific explanation of 17th-century scientists (Newton, Galileo and Kepler) from the perspective of recent theories in the philosophy of science.
Kevin received his BA in Philosophy and Physics from the University of Virginia in 2000. He then moved to Prague before starting graduate school in philosophy at the University of Michigan in 2001. His PhD research is on underdetermination arguments against scientific realism, and in particular on their application to the foundations of classical mechanics. For the 2004-5 academic year, he is visiting the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.
Kyla received a B.Sc. in Microbiology in 1995 from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. After working for five years, she returned to U.B.C. in 2000 and obtained a B.A. in philosophy (with a minor in Science Studies) in 2003. Having worked part-time doing historical research on abuses at Canada's Indian Residential Schools while completing her B.A., she took a year off after graduation to work full-time on this research. She is currently working on her M.A. at U.B.C., with interests in the history and philosophy of science and the philosophy of Immanuel Kant.
Charles received his B.A. in philosophy from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. Currently, he is completing an M.Phil. in the history and philosophy of science at the University of Cambridge, where his thesis concerns the nature and effects of intellectual property rights on scientific knowledge. After completing the M.Phil., Charles will pursue an M.A. in English at the University of Arkansas, after which he intends to return to philosophy proper to pursue doctoral work. His interests are wide-ranging, but include classical American philosophy, 19th and 20th century German philosophy, and the philosophies of science, literature, and law.